gb:How much are your electricians charging to run a 220V line from the breaker panel for the heat pump? My guy wants $1200 for the gfci breaker, wiring, conduit, switch, etc and labor. He says the #6 wire to handle 220V is expensive. I feel $1200 is a lot - what do you all think?
My heat pump will be located about 30ft from the panel and will sit just outside of the foundation wall, so no trenching. Is required.
There is a big disparity between the most expensive electrician and the smaller qualified electrician. If you read through this thread, you will see that the original quote was around $1,700 - $1,900. The one I used (passed inspection) came in at $500 and he also hooked up the salt cell. I priced out the materials and it was not a lot, but not cheap either.
Bottom line, it is best to shop around. Of course, everyone has to make money. I feel that what I paid was on the low side, and a fair electrician with all included should have been around $750-$900 at most. Your area of MA may have higher costs than down here in NJ. All depends on area and who you can find. He used Romex 6/2 wire type NM-B which was about $200 (with tax) at HD for 125 feet. He used about 75 feet. Then the AC Disconnect box with pullout is the Cutler-Hammer DPU222RP ($10) Double breaker of course ($20-$30). No conduit needed for code and my basement is wide open which saved time.